There are few things that bring comfort on a chilly winter’s evening like the flavor of warm, freshly made applesauce. It’s easier to make than most people realize. I prefer my applesauce to be a bit chunky and with a hint of cardomon.

Homemade Applesauce
Homemade Applesauce
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  • 4 medium cooking apples (granny smiths are a good choice)
  • 1/2 cup water

  • Cut apples into slices, place in sauce pan and add water. Heat water and apples to a boiling over medium heat. Simmer uncovered, stirring occassionally, until tender (5 to 10 minutes). Use a potato masher, blender or hand blender to puree - be careful not to burn yourself.
    Add one of these delicious options to warm applesauce before serving:
  • - cardomon
  • - cinnamon
  • - nutmeg
  • - dried cranberries
  • - dried cherries
  • - coconut flakes

Author: Cindy (C.K.) Kochis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who transformed her coaching practice as the foundation of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine. As the Founder and Publisher of her health and wellness magazine, she is providing a forum for people to share their personal stories, professional knowledge, and healthy eating options. When Cindy is not working on her magazine, she is a virtual assistant, author, grandmother, and sassy redhead. She self-published “Get A Compass Not A Clock” (available on Amazon) and “Unleash Your Inner Story” (ebook). For more information about Cindy’s coaching services, please visit and

Yield: 4
Calories per serving: 94.64 kcal
Fat per serving: 0.31 g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.05 g
Carbs per serving: 25.13 g
Protein per serving: 0.47 g
Fiber per serving: 4.37 g
Sugar per serving: 18.91 g
Sodium per serving: 3.0 mg
Nutrition label for Homemade Applesauce

November 2016

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This recipe appeared in the November 2016 issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine on page 60; recipe by C.K. Kochis.  Get the November issue for $1.99.

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